I'm moving to Auckland towards the end of January and was thinking a TP meet up might be fun as I'm sure there will be many TPers travelling to that part of the world and I will be looking for friends too I 'm flexible about dates as I'm going to there long term. I was thinking either a drink, or some sightseeing or both; I have lived in Auckland before so can offer tips/advice etc too.
I hope we can get something organised - any suggestions/input welcome.
Assuming "long term" is up to six months, count me in for dropping by swiftly come June. (Don't need any tips though; I've lived in Auckland for four months, and made a point of it to walk at least one new street every day, so there's very little of the city I'm not familiar with. *g*)
Great! Yeah i have permanent residency so am planning on at least 18 months.
you probably know the city better than me then - i will challenge you to introduce me to some new streets!
Heh, deal, but then you're not allowed to go exploring yourself between January and June, or I'll fear I'll have to resort to my knowledge of Manukau or Botany Downs... *g* (Which I actually do both know, scarily enough; I had family in the one and worked in the other.)
Also, I should add a disclaimer to the above; at this point it's only 95% certain I'll be coming over at that time - need to figure out one more thing this next month.
Also, wow... 18 months. I'm jealous. I'd love to spend that long in New Zealand...
Oh, do me a favour and keep an eye on concert posters to see if Bic Runga will be playing anytime in June? Thankies muchies!
well i don't know either Manukau or Botany Downs so that's a good contingency plan!
will keep an eye out for Bic
So how does Sunday the 15th of June sound for this meet? (Rebecca, does that work for you?) Any other TPers interested in attending?
[ Edit: Edited on Apr 9, 2008, at 9:26 AM by Sander ]
Definitely sounds good to me! Hopefully there should be some other TPers passing through on their way to travelling round NZ.
Ok, this day is fast approaching. I don't know how often I'll be able to come online again until just before the meet - Becky: can you pick a time/place to meet on that Sunday and post here? I'll then make certain I'll be there.
(As for something to do, I've been meaning to visit Rangitoto Island, as one of the few things in the direct Auckland area I haven't done yet. But if that doesn't sound good to you (or if you've already been there, or if the weather is bad, or...) I'm up for pretty much anything else as well, including aimlessly hanging out - I can always go there by myself on the Saturday, too.)
Perhaps this thread should be moved to OZ/NZ forum - and more TPers would see it?? I can sticky it over there too!!! Who is the mod of travel companions - Mim - Dr Pepper????? Can you move this thread so that Becky & Sander's Auckland meeting goes ahead & maybe a few more TPers attend too!!!!!!!
[ Edit: Edited on Jun 1, 2008, at 5:29 AM by Purdy ]
I am still keen for the meet up on June 15th. I have been to Rangitoto twice so I will think of somewhere else where we could hang out and post it up here.